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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Re: State of the new config & build system
On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 05:31:51PM -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> When I talk about "rules that use architecture symbols to suppress
> things like bus types" I have in mind things like this:
> unless (ISA or PCI) suppress dependent IDE

Just a minor point, but what about non-PCI/ISA ide?

> unless PCI suppress dependent USB HOTPLUG_PCI

And there's hope this will die soon too (USB) ...

> unless (X86 or ALPHA or MIPS32 or PPC) suppress usb

or SPARC or SPARC64 (iirc) or ARM (once !pci usb is allowed)...

> unless (X86 and PCI and EXPERIMENTAL) or PPC or ARM or SPARC suppress dependent IEEE1394

Wouldn't the experimental be global? And maybe the PCI too?

> It seems to me *extremely* unlikely that a typical patch from a PPC maintainer
> would mess with any of these! They're rules that are likely to be written
> once at the time a new port is added to the tree and seldom or ever changed
> afterwards.

But they will be modified for new arch X, or when constraint X (like
PCI) is removed.

Tom Rini (TR1265)
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